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    This position is located in the Exhibits Planning department, Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee works closely with subject matter specialists (curators) and designers to ensure that words, design, graphics, and artifacts work together to create an effective presentation.

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    • Writes or edits a wide range of material designed to interpret a variety of information within the museum exhibition medium. Develops, collates, and synthesizes final copy based on material submitted by the curator or subject-matter specialist.
    • Recommends major changes in the organization and presentation of the original manuscript, and in  the addition of objects or graphic elements such as maps or charts to enhance the understanding of the objects on exhibit.
    • Acts as liaison between designer and other specialists by providing a perspective on verbal communication to their respective concerns with aesthetics and content accuracy. In addition to participating in group meetings, incumbent works independently with subject-matter specialist and designer.
    • Participates in exhibition planning process as member of team that generally includes designers, curators, subject-matter specialists, and education specialists. Guides development of exhibition goals, including targeting of audience. Facilitates in the brainstorming of ideas generated by the team.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1082 Writing And Editing

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